The NZ Transport Agency says a detour will be in place for most of June at the Stratford end of State Highway 43 while repairs are undertaken on Kahouri Stream Bridge.
The road around the bridge will be closed from Tuesday 5 June until Friday 29 June while the guardrails are replaced. From Friday 29 June to Friday 20 July the bridge will be open but the site will be under a 30km/h speed restriction and traffic may be stopped for short periods.
While the road is closed there will be a detour in place off State Highway 3 at Midhurst on Beaconsfield Road or State Highway 3 south of Stratford on Bird Road/Skinner Road.
NZTA’s Manawatu/Wanganui Transport System Manager, Ross I’Anson, says the guardrails are being replaced to keep the bridge safe for everyone who uses it.
“We would like to thank motorists for the patience during the closure and we will endeavour to complete this work and open the road as soon as we can.
“Drivers should allow extra time for their journeys and drive carefully on the unfamiliar roads,” Mr I’Anson says.
The completion and start dates may change because the work is weather dependent. People can get the latest information here: